Linen Matted Photos

I love the look of these framed pictures. I especially like the look of the linen mattes around the pictures. I came across these on Pinterest the other day and was inspired to make something like this myself.linen2I think these are really pretty linen matted photos.linenI used two large Ikea framesIMG_5824

I used the same spray paint I used for the hamper basket makeover project. It is Rust-Oleum gloss protective French Roast.IMG_5826I sprayed the frames with 2 coats and allowed them to dry about 24 hours.IMG_5827Using poster board, the 8×10 photo, and a tape measure I created a rectangle opening slightly smaller than the size of the photo.IMG_5829I cut the opening out with a razor blade.IMG_5832As you can see above, I cut drop cloth (a material I use often because it looks similar to linen) around the cut poster board.IMG_5835I used glue stick and some masking tape to tape the drop cloth down on the back of the matte.bpHere is the finished product.smileThey actually came out a lot better than they look and were very easy to do.room1Something else you could try is to use the same drop cloth material for the matte but make the pictures black and white rather than sepia and paint the frames black.bp3typeI really like the way they came out. Like I said, they look better in person than in these photos.


  1. Beautiful job! I’d love for you to link up to The DIY’ers!

  2. Those look so great!

  3. I love these, they look amazing!

  4. Great idea, it looks so pretty. Thanks for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. I so want to get some new pictures and have so many that I need to frame
    come see me at

  6. I love this idea! Simple and so classy! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  7. Oh these look so cute!!! Thanks for sharing how you made them!

    I’d love it if you linked this up over at Living Well Spending Less for Thrifty Thursday this week!

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